Welcome to the Library
The MCC library is located in the Learning Resource Center. It holds over 60,000 volumes, has a strong reference collection, and subscribes to over 400 periodicals.
The library offers numerous amenities including five group study rooms, individual study carrels, computers, Wi-Fi, laser printing (b&w and color), scanning and photocopying. A magnification device for printed material is also available. The Fireside Commons is a large, contemplative space that is a designated quiet study area and features a working fireplace. The Library Garden is also available during warmer months for members of the MCC community to enjoy.
Students can seek help with research for papers or projects from one of our reference librarians. The librarians are available to assist students in formulating research strategies, searching the library’s online catalog and research databases, and using library services. The “Ask-a-Librarian” reference service allows students to connect to a librarian 24/7 wherever they are. Students can request books and articles not available at MCC through our interlibrary loan service.
Any state resident of high school age or older with valid ID is welcome to register as a borrower at MCC’s library.
Looking for a good book to read?
Find suggestions and the opportunity to join in online discussions of popular reading material from our Reading Guide »
In the Spotlight
The iPads and Kindles are Here
Are you going to a conference, traveling or considering buying a tablet or e-reader? Borrow one from us! The library now has four iPads available for students, faculty & staff to borrow. Students may check out iPads for two days, and faculty/staff are eligible to borrow them for one week. iPads come preinstalled with an assortment of productivity and social media apps, including Evernote, Twitter, and Google Translate. We also have 10 Kindle e-readers that can be borrowed for up to two weeks. The new iPads and 6 Kindle Paperwhite e-readers were funded by a 2013 MCC Innovation Grant. We hope you enjoy the new offerings!
Love Film? Come to an MCC International Film Festival/Movies on Main Screening!
Mud. Pacific Rim. Quartet... these are just a few of the fantastic films that will be screen this fall at the MCC International Film Festivalor Movies on Main! Admission is free and a brief discussion will follow each film. The websites of the two series feature trailers for each film. Space for Movies on Main films is limited, so please contact Evelyn Angry-Smith (860-512-2874 or email@example.com) to reserve your seat.
- Library Catalog
- Browse the Manchester Community College Library Catalog.
- Magazine, Journal, and Newspaper Databases
- Find articles from magazines, journals and newspapers.
- Subject Guides
- Research assistance, subject guides, and useful resources compiled by MCC Librarians.
- Inter-Library Loans
- Borrow books and articles from other libraries.
- About the Library
- Library Services
- We provide many services, including:
- Other Library Catalogs
- Browse books that can be found and borrowed at other libraries.
- Ask A Librarian 24/7
- Connect with a librarian and receive help anytime, anywhere, via the Internet.
- Research Tips
- Find information on:
Popular Research Databases
- Academic Search Premier (EBSCOhost)
- Encyclopedia Britannica Online
- Films on Demand (FOD)
- Opposing Viewpoints (Gale)
- Credo Reference
For additional information, contact: Marilyn Haney